A healthy Gulf of Mexico relies on healthy communities of fish and other marine life. Thanks in part to EDF members and activists, big improvements in the way commercial fishermen harvest fish are helping restore the Gulf. Unfortunately, failing management of recreational fisheries and promoters of the status quo are putting conservation success at risk.
Please use this form to send a personalized message to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) urging them to support stronger recreational fishery management.
***IMPORTANT*** We recommend you personalize this message for NOAA to accept your comment. Please use these talking points:
Headboat IFQ: Please support the Gulf Headboat Cooperative's Request for an Exempted Fishing Permit
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing today to request that you approve the Exempted Fishing Permit application of the "Gulf Headboat Cooperative" to engage in a voluntary two-year pilot program for up to 20 vessels to test an allocation-based system to save fish and provide better opportunities for anglers and their families.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]